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Remembering Margaret Thorsborne

Margaret Thorsborne AO generously donated First World War mementos and precious letters which encapsulate the courage and compassion of her mother, Sister Constance Mabel Keys. These items  have been arranged in State Library’s Talbot Family Treasures Wall in the thoughtful display “Love to all, Connie”. Sadly, Ms Thorsborne passed away late last week. “State Library … Read more

Culinary guide to Queensland critters

Mrs. Lance Rawson's cookery book and household hints (State Library of Queensland collection)

Mrs Lance Rawson’s Cookery Book and Household Hints was first published in Rockhampton in 1878 and was expanded and republished in 1890. It is supposedly one of the earliest cookbooks to use specifically Queensland ingredients, notably Queensland wildlife. In the preface of the 1890 edition, Mrs Rawson (full name -Wilhelmina Frances Rawson) lets the reader know she has … Read more